Ted Thompson will continue to work closely with new Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst in his new role.
Good morning and welcome to the Packers News Report.
Super Bowl week is here. You have permission not to be excited. I’m ready for the football season to end so we can just get to free agency and the draft.
After all, this is the first time in a while Packers fans have had a reason to be excited about free agency. But how aggressive will new general manager Brian Gutekunst be? Time will tell.
And while the NFL world focuses on the Patriots and Eagles, we can continue to focus on the Packers’ busy offseason here at Lombardi Ave. It may be disappointing not to be in the Super Bowl this year, but at least we’re not Vikings fans. The Super Bowl takes place in their hometown featuring the team that beat them just two weeks ago.
Let’s dive into Monday’s Packers News Report.
Packers news and notes from around FanSided
Mock draft roundup 2.0 [Lombardi Ave]
Who could the Pack land at No. 14 in April’s draft? Here is Lombardi Ave’s second mock draft roundup of the year. One thing is for sure: Brian Gutekunst will have a tough decision when Green Bay hits the clock.
Free agency: What’s next for Richard Rodgers? [Lombardi Ave]
Should Brian Gutekunst re-sign Richard Rodgers? If he does, it would be to a short-term, low-risk contract. But considering Rodgers’ struggles to produce as a receiver, the team might be better off finding a replacement to pair with Lance Kendricks.
More Packers news and notes from around the internet
Ted Thompson will have ‘big role’ under Packers GM Brian Gutekunst [Packers Wire – Zach Kruse]
"New Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst plans to keep Thompson heavily involved in the draft process, especially now that the longtime talent evaluator has been freed up to focus on scouting players and grinding through tape."
Should Green Bay keep Morgan Burnett? [Cheesehead TV – Chris Peterson]
Former GM Ted Thompson energized by new role as Packers’ talent scout [PackersNews.com – Michael Cohen]
Free Agency: Where does PFF see Green Bay’s free agents ending up? [Acme Packing Company – Evan “Tex” Western]
We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Packers News Report.